High school artists invited to compete

High school artists invited to competeHouse Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy invites high school students in the 23rd District to compete in the annual Congressional Art Competition, for which the theme is “An Artistic Discovery.”

The deadline for submission is Monday, April 15.

Each work of art must be an original concept in two dimensions and no larger than 26 inches wide, 26 inches tall and four inches deep (measurements must allow for framing).

Acceptable media include painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic), computer-generated art, photography, drawing, collage and print (lithograph, silk screen, monotype, woodcut and intaglio).

The winning entry will be displayed in a corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The winner of the overall competition will receive three round-trip airline tickets to travel to the exhibit opening in Washington, D.C., in June.

Additional awards will be given to those who place first, second and third in the following three categories: photography, computer-generated art, and artwork of all other media.

All artwork will be exhibited to the public at an awards reception on Friday, May 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Metro Galleries, 910 18th Street in Bakersfield.

Entries are accepted at McCarthy’s Bakersfield office.

For more information call 661-327-3611, or contact your high school art department.

Pictured: Cora Shea Sweeney’s winning work from 2018’s contest

Story First Published: 2019-03-22